Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Wonder of Books #3: The Sky is Everywhere

Every now and then I see a book that looks so beautiful I want to keep it on my shelf forever, regardless of how good it is or if I'll ever actually read it. I think this is a symptom of Book Collecting Obsession, otherwise known as the life of a book lover. To honour these books and their extremely talented publishers to make them what they are, I'm going to highlight them here on my blog and include lots of lovely pictures so you can see what I'm talking about.

This feature won't be weekly, but I'll do it whenever I come across one of these books that makes me say "Wow!" to no-one in particular. All images can be enlarged if you click 'em, and don't read the text too carefully in case there's a sneaky spoiler in there.


The Sky is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson

Published by: Walker Books
Released: 2010


Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to centre stage of her own life - and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, with a nearly magical grin. One boy takes Lennie out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But the two can't collide without Lennie's world exploding...

This really is one of the nicest books I own. The texture of the cover is so lovely and it has an elastic thing round it!


This is the title page. The whole book is a work of art.

Each chapter starts like this. Does it not just give you warm fuzzy book feelings?!

Throughout this UK first edition there are images, poetry and things the characters find. Amazing.

Blue font!

More extra stuff. Love it.


Lynn Lindquist said...

Such a great book! I have it on my Nook, but I think I'll have to get a copy like yours!

caroline.taylor078 said...

OMG, that is stunning, I would want to own it regardless of what it was about but it sounds a really good read aswell.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Such a beautiful, beautiful book. I'm gutted I didn't swap my proof for one of the first edition paperbacks.

prophecygirl said...

It's got to be one of the nicest books I own, and I own a lot!